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At the heart of Youth Dynamics Adventures is the desire to encourage youth to discover life in Christ by using adventure and creation as a means to inspire growth and transformation. Our staff will assist you in building a custom-facilitated experience for your group that will best meet your goals (e.g., team building, leadership development, discipleship, ‘owning your faith’, creating trust in the group, personal identity in Christ, etc.).

We have four Youth Dynamics Adventures Bases (Washington-1, Oregon-1, Idaho-2) that are eager to work with your team to make sure your trip meets the relational and spiritual outcomes that you seek to achieve.

Each base is equipped to provide the essentials (e.g., gear, food, equipment, training, insurance) and will work with your group leader for programming and other logistical needs. In addition, each base provides technical and professional skills to provide a safe and life-changing adventure. With the different landscapes offered by each location, each trip is unique and provides its own special opportunities, challenges, and blessings.

Youth Dynamics Adventures has three bases and although some of the terrain is unique in each state, the same passion to fulfill your trip with your unique goals for your group is the same.

Guest Paddler Opportunity

Youth Dynamics Adventures trains new guides every year. To assist these trainees, we need guest paddlers to fill our boats so our trainers can see the new guides in action! This final part of the training process is essential to ensure our new guides are ready to take students down the river.

Washington Base

Join us for a whitewater rafting trip on the Wenatchee River to help us certify new guides! Choose one of the dates below for an experience you will take with you even after getting out of the boat.

  • Age: 11+
  • Dates: April 27th, April 28th, May 18th
  • Length: 1/2 day, Morning or Afternoon.
  • Group Size: 1 – 25 people
  • Cost: $35 per person
  • Gear: Rafting-related gear is provided by Youth Dynamics (e.g., wet suit, booties, splash jacket, PFD).

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The Chalet* at Stonewater is reserved for this weekend and holds up to 40 people in dorm-styled rooms. We will try to accommodate families/couples; however, we will also have rooms designated for men and women. If you have an RV, register for one of our campsites. To register to stay at Stonewater, please click here.

*Please be aware that renovations are happening at the Chalet, and some projects might not be completed. We appreciate your patience.

Oregon Base

Join us for a whitewater rafting trip on the Deschutes River to help us certify new guides! Choose one of the dates below for an experience you will take with you even after getting out of the boat.

  • Age: 11+
  • Dates: April and May – TBD
  • Length: full day.(pack your own lunch)
  • Group Size: 1 – 6 people
  • Cost: $30 per person
  • Gear: Rafting-related gear is provided by Youth Dynamics (e.g., wet suit, booties, splash jacket, PFD).

Please contact Susan if you’d like to be notified about this opportunity.

Idaho Base

Join us for a whitewater rafting trip to help us certify new guides! Choose one of the dates below for an experience you will take with you even after getting out of the boat.

  • Age: 12+
  • Dates: April 28, May 4, 5, 11, 12, 25, and 26.
  • Length: half day –  9:15 AM and 12:45 PM
  • Cost: $20 per person
  • Gear: Rafting-related gear is provided by Youth Dynamics (e.g., wet suit, booties, splash jacket, PFD).

To sign up, email idaho@yd.org with the subject line “Guest Paddling”

Under special use permit with the US Forest Service, Youth Dynamics is an equal opportunity provider.

WASHINGTON

Located in Plain, WA our 158-acre base allows for a spectrum of experiences with the Icicle Canyon and the Wenatchee River make for an ideal space to adventure together.

OREGON

Located in Canby, Oregon, just outside of Portland, our adventure base explores the peaks of Mount Hood and the twists and turns of the powerful Clackamas and Deschutes rivers.

IDAHO

Located in Horseshoe Bend, Idaho, our adventure base allows for a spectrum of experiences in God’s creation placed between the western edge of the Rockies and the Great Basin Desert.

Youth Dynamics Adventures offers several opportunities for individuals to expand their leadership potential and deepen their faith at the same time.

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH YOUTH DYNAMICS ADVENTURES

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Life and Leadership Training

This 6-week internship is an opportunity for young adults, ages 16-19,  to work closely with stateside missionaries who use wilderness adventures to share the love of Christ. Students will experience and engage in discipleship, adventure, service projects, challenges, and leadership opportunities. The program runs from July 1 – August 11 each year and students may experience Inflatable Kayaking, Whitewater Rafting, Rock Climbing, Horseback Riding, Backpacking, Hiking, Challenge Course, and Mountaineering. (Note that experiences vary depending on adventure base location.) This is a highly relational and discipleship-based program, emphasizing individual and group exploration of culturally relevant topics and present experiences.

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Summer Staff

Each summer Youth Dynamics Adventures hires a select number of talented young adults from all over the world to lead adventure trips for teens in Washington, Idaho, and Oregon. The Summer Staff ministry team undergoes extensive training and is an integral part of the summer ministry program, which is committed to reaching today’s youth through dynamic relationships and challenging experiences.

As a member of the Summer Staff team, you will guide teens on a variety of wilderness activities, including whitewater rafting, rock climbing, backpacking, challenge courses, horseback riding, kayaking, and more. You will work alongside staff and design the ministry program for each trip and assist in the preparations and logistical operations of the trips. As you serve others, you will also be challenged in your own faith as you work in Christian service with a team of believers and experience your own “edge” moments.

Staffing opportunities are available at each of our three Adventure Bases (Idaho, Oregon, and Stonewater in Washington). Each base has a unique focus of ministry, united by the same heart to share Christ with teens.

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Internships

If you are unsure if a permanent ministry position is for you or if you are looking for a short-term missionary experience, an internship through Youth Dynamics might just be the opportunity for you.

Youth Dynamics offers a 12-month internship, either in a community or at an adventure base, that allows you to learn and minister alongside seasoned staff. This is a ministry experience internship that will focus on your faith journey and leadership development.

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Adventure Bible School

Adventure Bible School will disciple, equip, and empower adults 18 and older by providing a safe, engaging, and adventure-centric learning environment for self-discovery, leadership, and faith. Stonewater is the ideal location for this 5-week course integrating technical outdoor skills, bible teaching, worship, community, and wilderness adventure. The course is offered twice a year (fall and spring) and aims to increase personal faith, Biblical knowledge and application, self-discovery, personal responsibility, teamwork, and leadership potential.